I went to the zoo with the photo club on the weekend and saw a few animals but had the challenge of shooting through one or two layers of chain link fence. or through smudged plexiglass. Some of the raptors here have been injured and are here for rehabilitation or cannot go back to the wild, or at least that is what I was told some years ago.But I came away with the feeling that I am not fond of zoos unless they have lots of land for the animals to roam freely and have companionship with others of their own species.
This is a Ferruginous Hawk that I got a photo of, shot through a chicken wire fence. It has dignity written all over its face and it is closer than I could ever get in the wild. The fact that so many species are endangered is a call to better care for our planet and all its inhabitants.
1/15 sec at f/5.6 ISO 400 300mm